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Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose

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Question No.: SC 291
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Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

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Originally posted by GODSPEED on 27 Oct 2008, 06:42.
Last edited by GODSPEED on 01 Aug 2012, 01:57, edited 1 time in total.
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27 Oct 2008, 10:30
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GODSPEED wrote:
Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

I'm getting D...

Narrow down to D and E because the idiom requires "as fast as".
Eliminate E, because it implies that the whole phrase "land values in most parts of the pinelands" are also rising outside the pinelands, which is a contradiction.
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20 Jan 2009, 11:38
OA is D. Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?
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20 Jan 2009, 11:43
janet1511 wrote:
OA is D. Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?

I thought so. Because we are saying that the prices rose as fast as those outside pinelands. prices rose as fast as what they did outside pinelands is awkward and further that the comparison is of the prices not on the verb.
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20 Jan 2009, 21:35
Here the comparison is b/w land prices .E incorrectly compares the land prices (noun) with their rising (verb) . D corrects this by comparing the land prices with "those" outside..... (here those refers to land prices)
janet1511 wrote:
OA is D. Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?
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21 Jan 2009, 00:22
ritula wrote:
Here the comparison is b/w land prices .E incorrectly compares the land prices (noun) with their rising (verb) . D corrects this by comparing the land prices with "those" outside..... (here those refers to land prices)
janet1511 wrote:
OA is D. Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?

ritula, could you elaborate further how the comparison is not with the verb?

I can take a simple example here.

He ran as fast as I.
Or, He ran as fast as I did.

According to OA, first sentence is correct. But, still, the comparison here is on verb "ran".
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21 Jan 2009, 01:48
Which of these is correct?
Ram ran faster than Shyam
or
Ram ran faster than Shyam did.

scthakur wrote:
ritula wrote:
Here the comparison is b/w land prices .E incorrectly compares the land prices (noun) with their rising (verb) . D corrects this by comparing the land prices with "those" outside..... (here those refers to land prices)
janet1511 wrote:
OA is D. Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?

ritula, could you elaborate further how the comparison is not with the verb?

I can take a simple example here.

He ran as fast as I.
Or, He ran as fast as I did.

According to OA, first sentence is correct. But, still, the comparison here is on verb "ran".
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21 Jan 2009, 02:28
ritula wrote:
Which of these is correct?
Ram ran faster than Shyam
or
Ram ran faster than Shyam did.

I think I am getting it. Thanks.
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21 Jan 2009, 03:26
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ritula wrote:
Which of these is correct?
Ram ran faster than Shyam
or
Ram ran faster than Shyam did.

I think I am getting it. Thanks.

I believe both are correct

Ram ran faster than Shyam

Here we are comparing how "Ram ran" than "Shyam"

Ram ran faster than Shyam did.
Here we are comparing how"Ram ran" than "Shyam ran"

From the original questions.

E is wrong because comma is missing after "faster than"
and sentence is broken. land values ros as fast as ??? what ??? its not clear.

land values rose as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

E would have been correct if it were
land values in pinelands rose as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, they did outside pinelands
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29 Jun 2010, 18:04
Can someone provide a detailed explanation of why D and not E?
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29 Jun 2010, 19:48
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Can someone provide a detailed explanation of why D and not E?

I'm just trying to explain why not E....

"Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands. "

Notice there is a missing comma after "than."
Iimagine the comma and remove modifying clause:

"Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as what they did outside the pinelands. "

Now remove preposition "of":

"Last year, land values rose almost as fast as what they did outside the pinelands."

Does this sentence sound correct to you still?

No.... That's why D
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20 Sep 2010, 03:50
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Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast. and in some parts even faster than
what they did
outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

Even I got D, but I have one silly doubt.

Correct : Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those outside the pinelands.

Here we have ',and' before 'in some parts'. According to Mgmat SC we use ',and' when we have list of items or we have two clauses connected by 'and'. But here it does not seems to perform any of the above two actions.

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Even I got D, but I have one silly doubt.

Correct : Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those outside the pinelands.

Here we have ',and' before 'in some parts'. According to Mgmat SC we use ',and' when we have list of items or we have two clauses connected by 'and'. But here it does not seems to perform any of the above two actions.

Hmm let me try here- It does play role of A, and B (list). If I see it correctly sentence conveys "land values in X, and in Y...."
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08 Jan 2014, 03:20
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Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast. and in some parts even faster than
what they did
outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

You want to compare land values in X to land values in Y.

"so fast" messes up the comparison, "so fast" is not a comparison marker. So A/B gone. "As fast" is not enough, the idiom is "as fast as", so C is gone.

E is fragmented or just awkward in that the comma after "as" does not make sense when you take the rest of the sentence into account. The subordinate clause in D does make sense because it doesn't mess up anything. That's why D is correct.
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To decide between D and E you have to understand what you are comparing.

When you completely deconstruct the argument you realize that the short story says:
LVMPP rose as fast as and even faster than LVOP

This is what D does. "Those" refers to LV.
To summarize, you are comparing LVMPP (noun) to LVOP (noun).
This comparison makes sense.

E is incorrect since it is comparing LVMPP (noun) with what LVOP did (action).
This comparison is not structurally correct.

They look similar and you can infer the meaning of the sentence in both cases. However, in Gmat terms one is completely right and the other one is completely wrong.
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24 Sep 2016, 10:07
SPLIT1) "X ROSE ALMOST AS FAST AS Y" IS THE CORRECT IDIOM FOR THIS COMPARISON. A, B AND C ARE OUT.

SPLIT2) PARALLEL SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION. "LAND VALUES IN THE PINELANDS" (X) MUST BE COMPARED WITH AN EQUIVALENT PRONOUN "THOSE" THAT CORRECTLY REPLACES LAND VALUES (Y). A AND E IS OUT.

SPLIT3) WHY E IS OUT? THE COMPARISON IS BETWEEN LAND PRICES. WHEN YOU USE "THOSE" YOU ARE CORRECTLY CONNECTING TO "THE LAND VALUES". WHEN YOU USE "WHAT THEY DID" IT MEANS COMPARING AN ACTION (THEY DID) VS. THE VALUE OF LAND. E )"WHAT THEY DID" IS CONFUSING AT BEST. IT IS NOT PARALLEL IN THIS SENTENCES. E IS OUT. ALSO, YOU CAN PUT A COMMA AFTER THE WORD "THAN" => AS FAST AS, AND IN SOME PARTS EVEN FASTER THAN, WHAT THEY DID ....I WOULD THINK THE INFORMATION WITHIN THE COMMAS ",AND IN SOME PARTS EVEN FASTER THAN," PLAY THE ROLE OF APPOSITIVE PHRASE. SO IF WE EXCLUDE THE PREPOSITIONS AND OTHER NOISE WE HAVE "LAST YEAR, LAND VALUES ROSE ALMOST AS FAST AS WHAT THEY DID OUTSIDE THE PINELANDS" THIS ANSWER IS WRONG BECAUSE THE COMPARISON BETWEEN PRICES IS BROKEN. E IS OUT.
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27 Dec 2016, 07:45
This question test on as.. as format of the sentence.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did ---------- "What they did" ambiguous.
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those ------------------ "so fast" not correct
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those ------------------- "as fast" is again not correct. as fast as shall be mentioned.
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those ---------------- Correct use of as fast as and "those" correctly refers to land
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did ---------- Correct use of as fast as but "what they did" not correct.
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Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast. and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did - use of so fast - idiom error , parallelism error - land values is a noun phrase and what they did is a clause ;
the phrase in some parts even fast .. faster should be followed by comma
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those - Parallelism issue in both X and Y
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those - Idiom error - as fast
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those - Correct
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did - parallelism error - land values is a noun phrase and what they did is a clause ; the phrase in some parts even fast .. faster should be followed by comma

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